Blurring the lines between work and personal space at home may disrupt work-life balance. Here are 5 handy tips for working from home to achieve work-life harmony:
Start your day early and consistently
Prepare yourself for work by waking up in the morning at the same time and make yourself a cup of coffee. With the extra time you made for yourself, finish some of your daily chores to make yourself feel more accomplished and ready for the day ahead!
Maintain a schedule
It is challenging to strike a balance when work and leisure occur in the same place. Set a schedule and communicate it clearly to your family. This is crucial, especially when you have to juggle between caring for your children and completing your work at home. Setting clear boundaries in the time you spend on work and family would be an effective way to manage your commitments.
Establish a dedicated workspace
Although it might be tempting to work from your bed or couch, it is better to dedicate a space to be your personal office. Furnish your workspace with the equipment you need to do your job productively and get rid of any potential distractions in your workspace.
Take regular breaks
Working all day is often counter-productive, so allocate breaks to your schedule to rest your mind! Even small activities such as refilling your bottle, going to the toilet or simply taking a stroll before getting back on the desk can help your mind rest and work better.
Talk to someone
If you feel jaded being cooped up in your room all day long, having human interactions through short conversations can brighten up your day. Improving your emotional well-being aids productivity in the work you do.
Even when working from home, our needs would still be different from one another. Read more on how to create inspiring workspaces, setting boundaries, juggling caregiving and work and many more to help you ease working from home in our resources!